Originally Posted by Captain Tom Coughlin
On a side note, and I know not everyone agrees with me on this, I liked the emphasis on the transporter operator in the film and it's emphasis on the skill of the person involved. Chekov saving Kirk and Sulu with his talent for instance. From a storytelling standpoint I think it added a human element to the technology that was often lacking.
That's a fair point - rather than just being presented as 'press a button and it's done' which seems a tad cavalier when dis-assembling a body and restoring it, it showed that it requires some skill to do.